The Saudi Press Agency recently reported that over 40 camels were disqualified from this year’s King Abdulaziz Camel Festival pageant because of Botox injections and other cosmetic procedures.
Saudi Arabia’s King Abdulaziz Camel Festival is one of the several annual events that features a camel beauty pageant. These sort of competitions is such a big deal that some breeders reportedly resort to Botox injections and other cosmetic touchups to make their animals prettier.
Apparently, Botox is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the illegal use of cosmetic intervention for camel beauty pageants. Using collagen lip fillers, artificially increasing the animals’ muscles with hormones, and inflating body parts with have all been documented in the past.
resort （to）︰動詞，訴諸、憑藉、採用。例句︰She will resort to tactics to get attention.（她會採取任何手段以引起關注。）
tip of the iceberg：片語，（重大問題的）冰山一角，端倪，明顯的一小部分。例句：What I’ve talked about is just the tip of the iceberg. （我談到的只是冰山一角。）